Neurological Soft Signs in the Clinical Course of Schizophrenia: Results of a Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Bachmann2014NeurologicalSS,
  title={Neurological Soft Signs in the Clinical Course of Schizophrenia: Results of a Meta-Analysis},
  author={Silke Bachmann and Christina Degen and Franz Josef Geider and Johannes Schr{\"o}der},
  booktitle={Front. Psychiatry},
  year={2014}
}
Neurological soft signs (NSS) comprise subtle deficits in sensory integration, motor coordination, and sequencing of complex motor acts, which are typically observed in the majority of schizophrenia patients, including chronic cases and neuroleptic-naïve first-episode patients. However, recent studies clearly demonstrate that NSS are not a static feature of schizophrenia but vary in the clinical course of the disorder. This effect was investigated in a meta-analysis based on 17 longitudinal… CONTINUE READING